|Lake Eyre Basin|
Lake Eyre is mostly empty of water and is covered with 45cm/18in of salt crust but occasionally it fills with water, usually when we have a La Nina weather pattern, ( like now) which brings more rain than usual to Australia especially Queensland and the Northern Territory. The rivers in these states flood and wash down through the channel country into Lake Eyre. This turns the desert into a wetland and brings thousands of birds, fish and other animals. The last time this happened was in 1974 and now in 2009/2010.
Why am I telling you this....because we are going on a tour of the area to see this amazing phenomenon in 2 weeks time. Yeh!
|Our tour map.|
We fly to Adelaide then take a 4wheel drive small coach. It also includes a scenic flight over the lake and rivers.